On Saturday, after the funeral services of teacher, lawyer, author, and long-time community and Chicano activist Cecilia Esquer, the Maricopa County Democratic Party will convene its biennial reorganization meeting where they will select officers for the 2011-2012 election cycle.
The funeral service will be at the Newman Center in Tempe at 10:30 a.m. The MCDP meeting will be at 1 p.m. at IBEW Local 640 in Phoenix.
While other candidates may be nominated from the floor, the following people have announced their candidacies for the various offices -
Chair - Ann Wallack, current MCDP chair, from Phoenix (LD11)
1st Vice Chair - Jerry Gettinger, from Scottsdale (LD8) and Lauren Kuby, from Tempe (LD17)
2nd Vice Chair - Arif Kazmi, from Chandler (LD21)
Treasurer - Steven Slugocki, current MCDP Secretary, from Phoenix (LD7)
Secretary - Lawrence Robinson, from Phoenix (LD16)
Sergeant at Arms - Ken Barner, from Mesa (LD21)
MCDP, in conjuction with Representative-elect Ruben Gallego, is conducting a toy drive for the children of Guadalupe and is asking interested attendees to bring a new unwrapped toy to the meeting to help make the toy drive successful.
See you Saturday!